Every now and then we visit my hometown Würzburg. We rent a little vacation home, only 10 km down the river in Veitshöchheim, the town where I spent my childhood. In the Morning, after my Brötchen run and having breakfast, we walk down to the dock at the Main River and take the next tour boat to Würzburg.
Often we rent a holiday home in Veitshöchheim near Würzburg and take a boat ride to the city
The Boat ramp in Würzburg where we get off and stroll the town
My old Apartment, it used to be light green. I lived there for several years. It’s right next to the Alte Mainbrücke, the Riverwalk and Biergarten
Würzburg, the seat of the Bishops, owes it’s glory to the Count Schönborn line, with its fine churches, its magnificent facades and the imposing Residence Castle.
The Residence Castle was built by Architect Balthasar Neumann finished in 1744, partially destroyed in 1945 WWII. It took 40 years to be re-build
This is where I like to hang out, the Main Bridge and Marktplatz
View from the “Alte Main Brücke” with the Boat landing from Veitshöchheim. I hung out many times at this Boardwalk
I cherish and admire the view to the Marienberg Fortress from the “Alte Main Brücke”. I am also reminiscing sitting on a bench at the Boardwalk and Main River
The view across the Old Bridge over the Main towards the the silhouette dominated by steeples of old Churches and the Cathedral is a thrilling experience
Marienkapelle, a Gothic style chapel at the Markplatz from the 14th century. It has been damaged through the years, and rebuild, the last time from 1996 to 2003. It’s worth a visit!
Marienkapelle and “Falkenhaus” at the upper Marketplace. The Falkenhaus was destroyed in the war. The Germans kept good records with photos. The Falkenhaus was rebuilt identical as it stood in the 1930’s. It serves today as the Wuerzburg Library and a Souvenir shop at the main entrance
I cherish the view to the Marienberg Fortress. The Mainfranken Museum located on site will carve out a whole afternoon. If good on foot, take up the steps to the Käppele, a Pilgrim Chapel that was spared from WWII
My Würzburg painting GermaniaDesign.com
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A final word about the flourishing wine mountains, the distinctive Wine bottle “Bocksbeutel”, The Silvaner a rather dry wine, and my favorite the Bacchus. Visit one of the oldest Wine restaurants, the Julius Spital, adjacent to the historic Hospital namesake.